Head Pharma Technical Operations Asset Lifecycle Management

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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Are you a strong organizational leader and passionate about Asset Lifecycle Management?This new leadership position is focused on ensuring world-class Asset Lifecycle Management programs, including preventive/predictive maintenance level and maintenance strategies, critical spare parts philosophies, and sustaining capital improvements. These strategies will support our Asset Planning efforts, ensure capital projects realize smooth handovers, and ensure our operations are in compliance, reliable and cost effective. The Head Pharma Technical Operations (PT) Asset Lifecycle Management will be a member of the PTA Leadership team.

In PTA we are responsible for stewarding a multi-billion asset base across approximately 9M square feet globally. This leader will have global responsibility for asset management strategies, and will lead efforts to drive alignment and consistency with maintenance standards and approaches, ensuring the effectiveness and alignment of PT Site Facility and Engineering functions.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and oversight to the Asset Lifecycle Management function, including creating a vision, multi-year strategies, and operating model for a customer centric, globally aligned function. In this role you will oversee about 20 employees globally and lead a network of Site facility leaders and their respective teams

  • Accountable for developing and implementing global standards for ensuring reliable, efficient and compliant services. Responsible for leveraging strategic partnerships, executive relationship management, and performance of key service providers across the PT sites to drive operational efficiencies

  • Partner with key PTLT members, Site Heads and the PTA LT

  • Develop PT capabilities in facility management, including MRO, master data and condition assessment

  • Keep pace with global facility/maintenance industry trends and implications for the PT business. Ensure innovative, sustainable and cost effective asset lifecycle management strategies

  • Leverage technologies, new digital capabilities and data analytics to develop predictive asset health models to optimize maintenance and asset management to drive value across multiple dimensions (e.g., compliance, reliability, risk and operational performance)

Who you are

Do you have a passion for developing talent and a culture of innovation, collaboration and engagement? The ideal candidate is an exceptional and inspirational leader with executive presence, great business and financial acumen as well as strategic consulting skills. You must have significant corporate facility management experience, ideally in a highly regulated/GMP environment with dynamic and competitive business conditions. You are strong at change leadership and possess excellent stakeholder influence abilities. The ability to navigate and influence global PT and Roche cultures including new ways of working is required.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business, Engineering and Facilities Management with a preference for expertise in mechanical, electrical, environmental or related field. MBA is desirable as well as certifications in Six Sigma, Lean or Operational Excellence

  • Experience at managing a significant budget (at least $100M), meeting financial targets, and driving cost savings. Demonstrated success consistently meeting performance metrics

  • 20+ years business experience in progressively more responsible roles. Bring a generalist perspective from multiple experiences in corporate business environments, ideally with depth of expertise in facilities and technical operations management (including cGMP). At least 15 years leading multi-disciplinary teams and directly managing people. Experience leading leaders (at Director level and above) and organizations with a significant workforce (at least 30). Proven success with leading and driving performance of service providers (including union labor)

  • Demonstrated success with at least 15+ years of experience in Corporate Facilities and Operations Management either as a client or service provider, and ideally in biopharma, life sciences or other highly regulated industry. Deep and broad experience with facilities service models, including providing direction to IFM strategic partners—and having accountability for service provider executive relationships, emergency response, crisis management and business continuity

  • Strategic and systemic thinker who proactively anticipates business risks and has a strong drive for execution with a compliance focus. Balances need to create an exceptional workforce experience with need to deliver operational efficiency

Travel Requirements:

Significant travel (30-50%) is required due to the broad footprint of PT sites globally.

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